Thursday, October 11, 2007

Thursday Thirteen -- #13!!

I stumbled across this little quiz and the results shocked me. I was sure they were going to refer me to Bellevue. Like NOW.




There's a 58% Chance That You Need Therapy



If you think you need therapy, you probably do. But there's a good chance you don't.

Like everyone else, you have your fair share of problems. And unlike most people, you're fairly good at solving them yourself.



So here are 13 Quotes that Explain Me:

1. I never learn. Never. This quote was attributed to Einstein but it was really someone else whom I've forgotten: "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result." That's me.

2. "I do all the wrong things well." Mary Todd Lincoln. You name it. If it's the wrong thing to do at the wrong time, I'm there.

3. "I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it." Garrison Keillor. Oh, absolutely. Fantasy is a much better option than reality!

4. "Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid." Heinrich Heine. Whew....I thought I was insane ALL the time.

5. "The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity."
Harlan Ellison. This makes me feel like I make a difference.

6. "There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line."
Oscar Levant. Oscar, Oscar....you and me both, hun....only I have no genius.

7. "A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort." Herm Albright. My daily mantra.

8. "Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed." Don Wood. Thank heavens something I'm good at will last forever....

9. "My whole career can be summed up with 'Ignorance is bliss.' When you do not know better, you do not really worry about failing." Jeff Foxworthy. Fantasy comes in handy here too. If you are off in La-la land you NEVER fail and you ALWAYS get the guy.

10. "You can't fix stupid." Ron White. This makes me sleep better at night.

11. "Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong." Oscar Wilde. Yes, because it means I've possibly slipped into normalcy -- and we can't have that.

12. "Estimated amount of glucose used by an adult human brain each day, expressed in M&Ms: 250." Harper's Index, October 1989. Just some info I thought you'd need in case you were having a bad day and needed the right amount of chocolate to fire up those insanity synapses.

13. "If you drink, don't drive. Don't even putt." Dean Martin. I know. What's it got to do with anything unless you golf, but a quote page without something from the Rat Pack is a page wasted.

23 comments:

Malcolm: said...

Excellent list of quotes. I am glad that you included Oscar Levant. I've seen him in a couple of movies and read some of his other quotes... a witty guy indeed. I also liked the Dean Martin one. Like you said, you have to include something from The Rat Pack.

Thanks for stopping by my musical guilty pleasures TT. The Partridge Family and Shaun Cassidy almost made the list. Since I already included NKOTB, Bobby Sherman, and Leif Garrett, I didn't want to turn the list into Teen Idol Central. I will definitely be doing a sequel to my TT for this week somewhere down the line.

pussreboots said...

Funny quotes. Happy TT and thanks for stopping by.

Sue said...

This is a fun TT list idea, I will need to borrow it sometime ... :) Happy Thursday Thirteen, and thank you so much for stopping by!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Oh, Lara, while these are funny, please don't put yourself down! You're much cooler than you're giving yourself credit for. I'm not just saying that, either!!!

Nicole said...

So, what you're saying is that I will need to eat about 400 M&Ms to get up to my normal level of silliness? No wonder I've been tired a lot lately. I've only been eating a small handful, maybe 25 a day. Must remedy that.

Lori said...

You sound perfectly sane to me...lol. I love the "YOU CANT FIX STUPID"...boy, aint that the truth. I deal with that on a daily basis. Great list. Happy TT and thanks for stopping by.

Anonymous said...

Dammit, Lara! You know I'm not feeling well today, and now I have to kick your ass. You must stop the negative (albeit funny) self-talk. Just because it's witty doesn't mean it's healthy. You do so many things welll, including interview. Didn't you just woo and wow them at that new job? Now, go sit in the corner and think about what you've written here. No, you can't take a magazine or your headphones. You have to just sit and think. I'll tell you when the time out is done. Anne

impworks said...

Great quotes :-)

Damozel said...

I think you've stumbled on the one unassailable advantage of a positive attitude. Unlike "The Secret" mavens, I don't think it matters to the universe in the least whether you have a positive attitude or not, but being chipper really DOES irritate people who need irritating...

Jenn said...

What a fun TT idea.

Nap Warden said...

Great quotes! I like 6 & 10!

Blue Momma said...

Those are some really cool quotes. I especially liked 7 & 8.

Mama Pajama said...

I loved your list. Awesome quotes.

Denise Patrick said...

Very funny list! I'm glad you know where you are in the grand scheme of things!

Thanks for visiting my TT!

No Nonsense Girl said...

Great quotes. I'll do the test!!! ;)

Happy TT!!!!

colleen said...

I love the M&M bit of information. Now let me get back to whatever it was I wasn't doing!

Joely Sue Burkhart said...

Oh, man, I love Ron White! Haven't seen him in ages. Happy TT!

Tempest Knight said...

Love these quotes! *wg*

Danica/Dream said...

Great quotes. I can relate to these. Does that make me certifiable?

Xakara said...

Number 7 is not only true but it's loads of fun. It's hard to have a bad day when your lack of having a bad day grates on the nerves of others. You just can't help but smile. :)

Thanks for coming by.

~X

April Elizabeth said...

"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.”

coco chanel

great tt

samulli said...

LOL, these are hilarious. I have to add some of them to my quote collection. :)

This Eclectic Life said...

Yeah, so like I'm late visiting...but I love these quotes. I didn't play TT this week, but had to see what you had posted. Great job. Love Garrison Keillor!